From the airport
A taxi from the airport to our Guest House at 32 Pilrig Street will cost between £22 and £25.
The airport bus airlink 100 takes about 40 minutes. It is £4.50 one way and around £7.50 return. You buy the ticket on the bus which has its terminus at Waverley Bridge (the train station). Walk over to Princes Street and catch a local bus (22 or 25). If you decide to walk we are about a mile from the train station.
The tram (Edinburgh Trams timetable) from the airport takes you to York Place, the journey time is about 40-45 minutes. You will need to buy your ticket before you get on the tram, there are machines and guards close by the tram to help. It is £5.50 for a single and £8.50 return.. From York place you can walk to us in about 10-15 minutes. If want to catch the local bus, you buy the ticket on the bus and you will need the exact change - £1.60 (a day ticket costs £4.00). The bus should go in the direction of Leith Walk 10, 11, 12, 16, 22, 25 and you have to get off at Pilrig Street (about 4 stops),
Map of the route from York Place
Click on this google map for more info.
From the train station (Waverley station)
A taxi can be found outside the station, it will cost just under £6 for the 5 minute trip, a taxi can take up to 5 people.
Walking from the station takes about twenty to twenty five minutes,the distance is 1.2 miles, this can seem a long way if you are carrying heavy bags.
Taking a bus from Princess street. Exit the train station onto Waverley bridge, turn right towards Princes St and cross Princes St.
Due to ongoing roadworks, you will need to catch a bus from St David Street opposite St Andrews Sq.
Take any of the following bus numbers 10, 11, 12, 16, 22 or 25 with LEITH WALK displayed beside the number and ask to get off at Pilrig Church. The fare is £1.60 each (you need the exact change). Pilrig St is at the junction with Pilrig Church and you will find us 100 m down Pilrig St on the left. You can also buy a day ticket on the bus which allows you to use the buses all day long, the price is £4.00.
Map image of route from Waverley station
Google map link to help you find us.
Getting to us from St Andrews Bus Station
It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the Balmoral Guest House from the bus station. Leave the bus station by the Elder St exit and walk down towards Queen St. Turn right into Queen St and York Place and head for Picardy Place (a large roundabout) with a Vue cinema complex on the far side. Bear to the left (towards the sea) down Leith Walk (the A 900), it's the wide road with green bus lanes, you will see the Playhouse Theatre on your right across the road. Just keep walking down the left hand side of Leith Walk until you reach Pilrig church. At Pilrig Church turn left onto Pilrig St, we are 100 m on the left. Map of the route from the bus station.
For your Sat Nav, our postal code is EH6 5AL. Please email is if you need specific directions or any further information.